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School shootings are fake news

In the sense that the fakestream media presents them as a huge problem, that’s fake news. We hear stories about parents who want to homeschool their children because of the out-of-control news coverage of school shootings.

Approximately 30 teenagers per year die from school shootings.

Meanwhile, approximately 1800 per year die from suicide, 2100 per year die from being murdered outside of school, and 5,700 per year die in traffic accidents. My source is this CDC web page.

The sooner we replace all of the human-driven vehicles with accident-free autonomous vehicles, the sooner we will save almost two hundred times as many teenage lives as we would save from ending all school shootings.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

May 31, 2018 at EST pm

The Americans series finale

MASSIVE spoilers!

Don’t read until after you have watched!

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Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

May 31, 2018 at EST pm

Posted in Television

Anna Delvey a.k.a. Anna Sorokin

https://www.thecut.com/2018/05/how-anna-delvey-tricked-new-york.html

An enjoyable story about a girl who managed to convince everyone she was rich, and now in jail awaiting trial for her various crimes. Maybe you can learn something in there about how to be a scam artist. (From the photos I saw, she isn’t even pretty.)

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

May 31, 2018 at EST pm

Posted in New York City

Roseanne Barr vs. Roman Polanski

Roman Polanski, a fugitive from justice and a rapist, has always been welcomed by Hollywood and even recognized at the Oscars.

Roseanne Barr makes one dumb tweet, which she retracted, no one was raped or anything like that, but her body of work is now banned from all streaming services and she will never work in show biz again.

If Roseanne Barr were a gentile, the anti-Semites would be saying that it was a Jewish thing, but Roseanne Barr is ALSO Jewish, so it has nothing to do with Roman Polanski being Jewish and Roseanne not being Jewish.

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The answer is that racism is considered the most evil thing in the world. Not only more evil than rape, but more evil than murder. Consider that Roseanne Barr is now hated a lot more than O.J. Simpson who murdered two people.

It’s considered a legal loophole that racists can’t be put in jail, but society will make sure to punish racists by destroying their careers and making sure they can never work again. Without any trial and without any notion that people are presumed innocent until proven guilty. Racists are guilty until proven innocent.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

May 31, 2018 at EST am

Posted in Television

Joseph Mifsud, NOT a Russian spy

https://www.realclearinvestigations.com/articles/2018/05/26/the_maltese_phantom_of_russiagate_.html

Excellent article above.

I suspect the operation to spy on Trump’s campaign started out as a U.K. intelligence operation, with Misfud being part of that operation. David Cameron hates Donald Trump, and the U.K. spying on Trump solves the “problem” (from the perspective of Obama-administration U.S. intelligence agencies) of it being Watergate-like (if not illegal) to spy on the political campaign of the opposing party. The U.K. seeding operation then planted the “probable cause” needed for the FBI to pick things up.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

May 30, 2018 at EST pm

Posted in International

Stupid Republican blames school shootings on pornography

“Pornography, it’s available on the shelf when you walk in the grocery store. Yeah, you have to reach up to get it, but there’s pornography there,” she said. “All of this is available without parental guidance. And I think that is a big part of the root cause that we see so many young people that have mental illness get caught in these places.”

https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/politics/tn-elections/2018/05/30/diane-black-pornography-root-causes-school-shootings-tennessee-governor-race/654620002/

What century is she living in? I doubt that anyone who is high-school aged is buying pornography at a grocery store rather than watching it on the internet.

The reason for school shootings are: (1) kids who feel extremely marginalized such that they see no point in going on with life; plus (2) easy availability of guns; plus (3) a cultural meme in which shooting up a bunch of people is now seen as a way to resolve #1 above. We can blame the fakestream media for #3. If they didn’t give these stories so much coverage, the meme wouldn’t have spread.

None of the reasons above have anything to do with pornography, and in fact jerking off to porn probably has the effect of making young men less violent rather than more violent. The big drop in murders and rapes that we’ve seen since the the introduction easily available online porn is probably not a coincidence.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

May 30, 2018 at EST am

Posted in Crime

Roseanne’s hit show is canceled

It’s not something I personally watched, or was ever interested in watching, but it seemed like it was profitable for ABC.

Now canceled because of a now-deleted Twitter post where Roseanne wrote “muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj.” With “vj” being an abbreviation for Valerie Jarett. I think she was responding to another post.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

May 29, 2018 at EST pm

Ivanka Trump’s viral Instagram photo

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Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

May 29, 2018 at EST am

Posted in Politics

The Buggles – Video Killed The Radio Star (Live 2004)

This is maybe the best concert video I’ve ever seen. One of the most iconic one-hit wonders, The Buggles, play their first live concert 25 years after recording the song whose music video became the first video ever played on MTV.

I like this live rendition better than the original studio recording. The lead singer is more mellow, and his voice is better without the tacky “futuristic” sound effects.

This was at an event sponsored by Prince Charles’ charity, which is why you see Prince Charles in the first row.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

May 28, 2018 at EST pm

Posted in Music videos

The Go-Go’s – Our Lips Are Sealed

A commenter said that I only feature Go-Go’s imitator groups and never the Go-Go’s themselves. Although once I did feature post-Go-Go’s Belinda Carlisle. See here.

Mainly, the reason is that there aren’t any good Go-Go’s music videos on YouTube. The Bangles, who came a few years later than the Go-Go’s, did much better music videos. Like Manic Monday.

The best Go-Go’s video on YouTube is this one, and there’s nothing special about it, just the four of them driving around L.A. in a convertible interspersed with performance footage. Of course they have great eighties hair! And Belinda Carlisle does look so cute, like the slightly zaftig girl next door who got a slutty makeover and got drugged up. Wow! (Back the the good old days when being slutty didn’t mean having disgusting tattoos.)

The Go-Gos are to be commended for being a real girl band, they played their own instruments, wrote their own songs. Which is rather uncommon. Girls are great at singing and performing, but less good at playing musical instruments, and generally not good at all at composing music and writing songs. For example, the Bangles best song, “Manic Monday,” was written by Prince. And their other big hit, “Walk Like an Egyptian,” was written by Liam Sternberg. And they did a really great cover of the Simon and Garfunkel song “Hazy Shade of Winter.” And Going Down to Liverpool was also a cover.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

May 27, 2018 at EST am

Posted in Music videos

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